Thursday, January 31, 2013
Surrounded by prettiness....
:::: Enjoy this magazine, it's always filled with cute projects for the home
:::: surrounded myself with pretty yarns and started a new project. I have quite a few crochet bags but this Cath Kidston brings me so much joy, I love the colors, the pattern, everything
:::: new dishcloth using Sugar N Cream Cotton yarn
:::: made it in about an hour while I watched my Portuguese soap and waited on laundry to wash and dry
:::: will start on new color variations tomorrow, can't wait to see them all done and in my kitchen
:::: pulled out these recipe books which I love, I have been collecting them for a few years and don't have all of them in the collection yet, but the few I have are a true treasure. Filled with recipes both sweet and savoury and cute little photos of old villages in England, Scotland, Ireland etc.
:::: One of my favorite spots in my bedroom.
I've had a pretty normal day, the usual housework, homeschooling, cooking of meals and so forth.
I have found that now that I've removed myself from Facebook, I am using my time more wisely, and so I have been searching and jotting down a number of projects to work on.
If I showed you my bookmarks and notes on projects that I have saved, whether crochet, knit, sewing or painting or woodworking etc, you would be either shocked or think I've lost my mind.
I don't know if I'll ever have the time to get them all done, and then often I wonder if I do make them all what will I do with them, I don't have room for everything that I want to make. Truth be told, I would need a mansion of crazy size to have a few rooms just to fill with all the things that my mind conjures up.
I can't help it though, as the ideas come to mind, I tend to add them to the ever growing pile. It's pretty much the same when it comes to books and shows.
Here's an example of my to do lists as far as crafty stuff:
Turn my granny square into a bag
Make a heart garland for Valentine's day
Patch work crochet blanket
Log Cabin blanket
Finish granny blanket
Finish African Flowers blanket
Finish Pug Quilts
Start a new big size quilt
Quilts for both kids
Dresden Plate placemats
Fabric covered journal
Leather covered journal
Random projects/homemade products
Paint two bookshelves white
Paint kitchen table white
Shows waiting to be watched/halfway through watching
The Spies of Warsaw
Pride and Prejudice Regency Ball
Servants: The true story of life below stairs
The Mary Berry Story
The Doctor Blake Mysteries
See what I mean?!?!?!?! I need way more than 24 hours in a day and a lot of room if I'm ever to finish or even start half of these, and this is not the full list, it's but a very small percentage.
Truth is, my mind is constantly working, thinking about the next thing to make. It's never boring in this brain of mine.
Some of you asked about the swiffer crochet cover. I didn't follow a pattern, I winged it. But I did a quick search and I found a pattern that is very similar to what I did. You can find it here. Matter of fact, I'm going to make my next one using the pattern so I don't have to make it up as I go, will be easier to just follow :)
I love mine, it cleans well, it looks cute as a button and I can throw it in the wash and not worry about any kind of nasty bacteria growing on it like a usual mop.
Off to check out the Cooking Thursday participants, then have to finish my grocery list as grocery shopping is on the agenda for some time tomorrow.